Fair processing notice for planning and building control

How and why we use and collect your data

Our planning department uses various kinds of information including personal data and occasionally special categories data (previously called sensitive personal data). 

We receive applications seeking planning consent of one form or another, requests for advice and we investigate allegations of breaches of planning control.

Our purpose in collecting and using data is to operate as a statutory body carrying out a public task.
The most common things we use personal data for are to:

  • help us determine an application
  • publicise applications in various ways to seek comments and information
  • notify other organisations of proposals to seek their views
  • investigate allegations
  • write reports and make decisions.

We use your personal data to process and determine planning applications, building regulations notices, dangerous structures, street naming and numbering, planning policy and investigating alleged breaches.
We have a statutory obligation to provide these services in accordance with:

  • The Building Act 1984 and the building regulations
  • The London Building Act (Amendment) Act 1939
  • Fire Safety and Places of Sports Act 1987
  • Town and Country Planning Act 1990
  • Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004
  • Planning Act 2008
  • Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
  • Local Government Act 1972

Your personal data may have been shared with Slough Borough Council by another organisation as detailed below depending on how you submitted your application.

  • Planning Portal
  • Agile Applications